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Yes. At Nogales, Arizona, in 2012, according to this story, found using Google Image Search: Nogales, Arizona, firefighters rushed to the international border with Mexico at Morley Avenue after a blaze broke out at the Hotel San Enrique in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The hotel had been a lodging for migrants waiting to cross illegally into the United States. ...


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Some news media beyond CNN are reporting on the 5 miles, such as Express News: Since he took office in 2017, the administration has set aside $15 billion for 738 miles of walls and fencing on the 2,000-mile border, with the money coming from Homeland Security, the Defense Department and the Treasury Forfeiture Fund. The federal government has completed 260 ...


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According to Fentanyl seizures at US-Mexico border up 750 percent: The amount of fentanyl seized by border agents has skyrocketed in recent years, from two pounds in fiscal year 2013 to approximately 1,485 pounds from Oct. 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2017 Matthew Barden of the Drug Enforcement Administration is cited as saying: 300 pounds of fentanyl is ...


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As someone already explained in a comment on Politics SE, this was part of the RNC Platform. As we all know, President Trump ran as a candidate on that platform. The comment on Politics SE quoted the following from the RNC Platform, though I cannot find the specific page where the quote is made: we support building a wall along our southern border and ...


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Trump explicitly clarified the scope of "the wall" as early as Feb 2016. http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/09/politics/donald-trump-border-wall-cost-8-billion/ "I'm taking price per square foot and price per square, you know, per mile, and it's a very simple calculation," Trump said, noting that he would need to erect about 1,000 miles of border wall along ...


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Since no one else answered, here is what I found. Cancada's global news is reporting With a fight over border wall funding keeping the U.S. government shut down, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that construction is set to start on “probably the biggest section” of the wall in Texas next month. Speaking to reporters on Christmas morning, ...


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